Juniors Match Report: Round 13 v North Adelaide
The Juniors struggled against the Roosters at Prospect.
South Adelaide Under-18 V North Adelaide Under-18
Round 13 - Prospect Oval - 08/07/2023
Goals: Delean, Hargrave, Shortridge 2, Barrett, Duke, Schirmer
Disposals: Hargrave 24, Hamilton, Wheaton 22, Shortridge 18, Schroder 15
Best: Schroder, Hargrave, Wheaton, Nicholls, Goad
In the Under-18’s last contest Woodville were too good; a new week brings on a new challenger and North Adelaide were hungry as ever.
The first term had the Under-18’s fingerprints all over it as they would go on and kick four major scores in the term, looking smooth in all facets of the field.
Cohen Shortridge would supply two goals as he was getting free of his defender with ease.
Most of the scoring would come late in the term Phoenix Hargrave kicking his first at the 21-minute mark.
It was looking easy for the young Panthers as they were clearing from the middle and moving it straight up forward.
Jack Delean finished off the flurry and with the siren sounding the set shot from 40-metres out was crisp, adding to a respectable margin.
Keeping North Adelaide goalless in the first made for a great start, in the second this began to slow up slightly.
The second term was a change of pace as the conditions began to get to the Under-18’s, especially through the middle of the ground which was less than ideal.
North fired up and kicked two major scores in the term, this only lifted the pressure from the Panthers as they tightened up on the defensive end. Especially Blake Florance who finished the game with 8 tackles.
Benny Barrett was the only goal scorer for South Adelaide in the term as his 40-metre set shot was classy.
The second term would end with the Panthers in the lead by 15-points, still plenty of room for North to fight back.
The work rate needed to lift even further to finish the job against this handy North Adelaide unit.
In the third the Under-18’s delivered on this, working well from the middle, and making use of every stoppage.
South would kick four major scores in the quarter and look dominant in the process.
Ayden Duke and Thomas Schirmer would both kick their first of the game, making their presence known up forward.
While Delean and Hargrave would continue to build on their impressive games and provide another goal each.
It seemed like nothing could get in the way of the Panthers with their form and a 32-point lead heading into the final term.
The fourth quarter was a nightmare for the Panthers as they would ease up and allow North Adelaide to kick right back into the game.
The Roosters would kick 6 goals in the final term to the Panthers single point, securing themselves a 7-point win at the final siren.
Hargrave was impressive once again accumulating 24 disposals alongside his two goals.
After a tough loss the Under-18’s will prepare for Sturt on Saturday the 15th at Flinders University Stadium in an 11:00am timeslot
South Adelaide Under-16 V North Adelaide Under-16
Round 13 - Prospect Oval - 08/07/2023
Goals: McGarry 3, Florance 2, Gordon, McDonald, Voigt
Disposals: Carman, Voigt 17, Florance 16, Gordan, Van Dyk 15
Best: Florance, Savage, Carman, McGarry, Sharpe
A gutsy performance in the Under-16’s last contest against Woodville has steered the young guns in the right direction, with North Adelaide up next in Round 13 it was going to be a spectacle.
It wasn’t the ideal opening term for the Under-16’s as North Adelaide would start the game hot kicking three major scores in the quarter.
The opposition was doing well to intercept and close off all of the Panthers’ passages around the ground.
The lack lustre start wasn’t enough to bring the Panthers down as they would enter the next term with force.
A breakthrough would come off Cain Florance’s boot early in the quarter as his snap around the corner was silky.
It was all coming together as the ball was moving well, Hudson Voigt and Lucas Gordon did well to supply a major score each in this term to bring the game back into contention.
North Adelaide did well to break through the Panthers’ defence and reply, but it was far from over.
With time winding down Florance and Jacob McGarry would each kick a major score which propelled the Under-16’s toward a 10-point lead at the end of the first half.
It was a back-and-forth affair with both sides unwilling to let up. The all-important third quarter was make or break for the Panthers.
McGarry started the term strong with a goal from the square after he was awarded a 50-metre penalty.
As the contest was showing all day the opposition replied very well. The Panthers were struggling to contain the movement and would allow another goal to seep through the cracks.
It was Brady McDonald who steered the Panthers back on route with his tough set shot from the boundary.
With a 16 point lead it was proving to be a great contest, however it all came down in the latter portion of the term as North Adelaide would kick four major scores.
A crushing blow to what was a dominant display from the Panthers. Now facing a deficit going into the fourth quarter all the pressure was on the Under-16’s.
Sadly, it was too much to handle as McGarry’s third goal was all that could be supplied in the final term of play.
The inaccuracies in the final term of play would derail the Panthers hopes as they would go down by just 6 points.
Patrick Carman did all he could in the contest with 17 disposals.
It was a tough day for the young guns, but they will have their chance of redemption against Sturt at Flinders University stadium on Saturday the 15th in a 1:30pm timeslot.